Oregon Patent Activity Bounces Back in 2010 Despite Economic Challenges
After two down years, the patent activity in Oregon bounced back in 2010. This bounce back is attributed to ongoing technological innovation in the state, companies' greater efforts to patent business innovations, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) push to reduce a mountainous backlog and an uptick in patent applications filed during better times, among other factors.
As reported by Technology & Intellectual Property attorneys at Stoel Rives LLP in the "Oregon Patent Report: A View of Patent Activity from 2008 to 2010," the number of patents issued to corporate and individual inventors in the state rose a healthy 18.1 percent to a four-year high of 2,957 in 2010, compared with drops of 7.5 percent in 2009 and 4.4 percent in 2008.
The latest Oregon Patent Report provides a snapshot of the state's patent activity during 2008 to 2010. Among other things, the report:
- Analyzes Oregon's recent patent activity.
- Compares Oregon's patent activity with national trends.
- Provides statistical information on patent activity in nine technology categories in the state.
- Examines the economic health of Oregon's technology sector, the source of many Oregon patents.
- Identifies the top 20 Oregon patent awardees overall in 2008 to 2010, and the top five patent awardees in each technology category in 2010.
Click here or visit www.stoel.com/patentreports to download and read the complete "Oregon Patent Report: A View of Patent Activity from 2008 to 2010" and learn about recent patent trends in Oregon and the top Oregon patent awardees for the last three years.